About Italy Travel

Ah Italy. When we think of our "happy place" it's always Italy. This is a place where the local people truly enjoy their lives. They treat life like a romantic fling, making the best out of every moment. They value friendship and family, they prioritize holidays and downtime and they revel in the little things in life.

This is one of the few places we've ever been that we could actually see ourselves "settling down" in one day (if that ever happens).

One can't think about Italy without thinking of the food. Oh the food. The al dente pasta, the crispy oven-fired pizza, the decadent cheeses and the melt-in-your-mouth meats. Pair this with some of the best wine in the world and you have one of the top foodie destinations on Earth.

But Italy is more than cuisine and cool people. This is a place blessed with a rich history, ornate architecture, fascinating medieval towns, dazzling beaches, towering mountains and seemingly endless green rolling hills.

In this Italy travel guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about travelling in Italy including when to go, where to stay, the best things to do and more. We'll also share with you our own personal Italy travel stories so that you can get an understanding of what it's like to travel in this mesmerizing country.

Things To Do In Italy

When you tire of a leisurely paddle down the canals of Venice, sipping wine in Tuscany or getting lost in the labyrinth of streets in Rome, consider stepping away from this touristy trifecta and experience the less-visited side of Italy.

This is a country with more attractions than most and you can get lost in tours and experiences, but one of the best things to do in Italy is simply feeling the ambience of the place. Instead of rushing from one historic landmark to the next, consider slowing down and enjoying the places in between. This is where Italy shows her true colours.

Below we've listed all of the posts about things to do in the different destinations of Italy. As we recently returned from a trip to Italy, there will be more posts coming soon.

Traveling To Rome, Italy: The Ultimate Guide

Traveling to Rome will blow your mind! There’s just something magical about this city. From the historical sites to the fabulous food, and everything in between. Traveling to Rome is something that everyone should try to do at least once during their lifetime. There ...

21 Best Things To Do in Florence

If you’re wondering what to do in Florence, you’ve come to the right place. The old town of Florence is compact and walkable, making it easy to wander around and find awesome things to see and do! Read on for our list of what to ...

Places To Visit in Italy

When flying over Italy, you will notice a few things. The landscape here is a unique one. Rolling hills broken up by creeks and rivers and dotted with farmlands and tiny villages. This is what makes Italy travel so amazing.

There are literally hundreds of tiny villages, towns and coastal fishing harbours that you can visit in Italy. It seems that every place you see has it's own charm. Even on a tour of Tuscany, you'll likely go to 4 or 5 different towns, each as unique as the last.

Italy is many countries wrapped into one and each region has much of its own culture, dialect and cuisine that they could very well be separated by borders. Instead you have to opportunity to travel around the country exploring all of the hidden treasures found within.

Below you'll find our post about the top 29 places to visit in Italy, plus there are more to come!

30 Top Places To Visit in Italy

The land of pasta, pizza, the Pantheon and Pisa is still one of our favourite travel destinations. With so many places to visit in Italy, it’s no surprise that tourists have been flocking to this romantic, architecturally blessed, foodie heaven for centuries. From the wood-fired ovens ...

Italy Travel Information

There is plenty of information about travelling to Italy online, but as a blog for both travellers and digital nomads, we've also included a lot of useful information for those who want to spend a little bit more time in Italy.

So, whether you're visiting for a week or you're packing up and moving there, we've got you covered. Check the posts below for information about travelling and living in Italy.

Moving to Italy: Complete Guide for Digital Nomads

To many travelers, moving to Italy is the ultimate dream. You get to live the good life in a country full of natural beauty, unparalleled culture, and of course, mouth-watering food. From the bustling cities of Milan and Rome to the quiet, charming villages of Sorrento ...

Living in Rome: A Guide For Digital Nomads

Imagine starting your morning with a shot of espresso and a freshly baked cornetto before making your way to your co-working space. Your walk takes you down a winding cobblestone path, past colorful Reinassance buildings and trickling fountains. After work, you plan to head to the ...

Accommodation Spotlight: Easyrome Guesthouse, Rome

Trendy, clean and spacious. These are words that are constantly used to describe Easyrome Guesthouse. This is what travellers look for when choosing their accommodation and deciding where to stay in Rome. Not only are the rooms immaculate, but the location is excellent and the host is ...

Accommodation Spotlight: Aenea Superior Inn, Rome

History, architecture, food, culture, Rome has it all. When deciding where to stay in Rome, it’s important to consider the neighbourhood first, then the accommodation itself second. The city is large and you want to make sure you’re located in an area that is near to public ...

Accommodation Spotlight: A Roman Tale B&B, Rome

Rome is one of those famous, historical destinations that travellers find themselves returning to again and again. There are numerous top places to visit in Italy, but with ancient monuments, delectable cuisine, and a history unlike any other, Rome is a city that should be on ...

Top 13 Best Restaurants in Florence Italy

There are many reasons why Florence is a city on every traveller’s bucket list, and food is one of the main ones. There are many places that could be listed as the “best restaurants in Florence”, as the food in the city is just soo good! ...

Travelling Eastern and Central Europe: Highlights and Travel Tips From 5 Incredible Months

We left Europe just a couple of weeks ago, and apart from seeing some of the top places to visit in Greece, England and Spain in the past, this was our first big trip to the continent. Having now completed 5 months in the region, we know ...

A Visual Journey Through Italy: 31 Images From Our Recent Travels

Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi once said: “You may have the universe, if I may have Italy”. And after travelling to this boot-shaped country for 3 weeks, we can pretty much agree with that quote. There are so many places to visit in Italy. This country truly has ...

Where To Stay in Rome – The Absolute Best Neighbourhoods & Accommodation Options

  Trying to figure out where to stay in Rome? Look no further. In this article we’re going to break down the best areas to stay in Rome, the best hotels in Rome, the best hostels in Rome and even the best apartments in Rome. This ...

Our Italy Travel Blogs

Sometimes the best way to get an understanding of a country is through the lens of another traveller. Below you'll find our personal Italy travel blogs. These are our own experiences in the country. In total we've lived and travelled in Italy for just over 2 months (at the time of writing), but we plan to return year after year, as I'm sure you will after visiting!

Visiting Rome: Our Week in The Eternal City

The journey from Croatia to Italy was a very unique one. We didn’t take a normal flight or travel by train. Instead, we took a seaplane flight from Croatia across the Adriatic Sea. We were traveling to Rome in style! Once in Pescara Italy, we hopped on ...


When To Travel To Italy

The Best Time To Visit: April-June & September-October

The best time to visit Italy really depends on what kind of trip you're planning, but in general, the best months to visit are April-June and September-October.

At this time, the weather is warm enough to swim in most of the beaches and there are fewer crowds.

Peak Season (June-July, Easter in Rome & Vatican, Christmas)

During the peak season Italy can be crammed with tourists... and I mean crammed. Over 63 million tourists visited Italy in 2018 and many of those tourists came in the peak season. 

If you want to avoid the crowds, then avoid coming in the summer months or during the holidays, when the sights are packed full, hotels and trains are booked up and prices sky-rocket.

Off-Season (November-March except for Christmas, August)

Surprisingly August is a bit of an "off-season" in Italy placed right in the middle of the high-season. This is because in August it's unbearably hot in Italy, so most Italians leave the country on holiday. In August Rome in particular can feel like a bit of a ghost town in comparison to July and September.

The off-season isn't a bad time to travel to Italy though! Our absolute favourite time to visit is in February and March. The weather is a bit chilly then (average 5-15°C), but the skies are usually blue and there are hardly any tourists around.

Of course, you won't be going to the beach at this time of year, but it's a great time for sightseeing and enjoying the wine bar culture in places like Rome and Florence.

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